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About Marine Heritage

A compass on display at Trinity House, Edinburgh

The importance of protecting Scotland's marine heritage

the designation process

A diver

How we designate Historic MPAs

Managing Change

Visiting the Duart Point Designated Wreck Site

Helping to look after Historic MPAs

Useful information

Archaeological investigations at Kinlochbervie.

Guidance on recording and conserving Scotland's underwater heritage

marine heritage strategy 2012-15

Historic Scotland's Marine Heritage Strategy